06 March 2008, 15:52

Supreme Court upholds acquittal of Ingush militiamen on Beslan events

Today, the Supreme Court of Russia has upheld the acquittal verdict to commanders of the Malgobek ROVD (District Interior Division) of Ingushetia accused of professional negligence during the events in Beslan in September 2004.

"The Judicial Board has ruled as follows: the verdict of the Supreme Court of Ingushetia of October 5, 2007, in relation to Mukhazhir Evloev and Ahmed Kotiev shall be left unchanged, and the cassation complaints - unsatisfied," the judge said when announcing the decision.

Thus, the cassation complaint of more than 200 victims has been rejected, the ITAR-TASS reports. The victims in the case had asked to cancel the acquittal verdict based on the verdict of jurymen because of remedial violations, the "Interfax" reports.

"In particular, the jury included relatives of the defendants and terrorists," Ella Kesaeva, representative of the victims and member of the All-Russian Public Organization "Voice of Beslan", told to the RIA "Novosti".

In this context, the victims assert that the jurymen were interested in the outcomes of the suit.

Among the violations, Ms Kesaeva has also named the discrepancies between the printouts of the judicial sessions and the minutes, which were taken at the court sessions. "There were clamant violations at the sessions," she said.

The trial was held in the closed mode, as the files of the criminal case were classified.

After the session, Ella Kesaeva has informed that the victims are going to appeal against the decision of the Supreme Court of Russia to the European Court for Human Rights.

Form of mobile communication
SMS: 8 903-767-6060

Know more? Do not be silent!

Lt feedback banner e01cf55c0487ab086773693a4f9f867af4d4bf9ccaab912687ca14ae806e7435

September 02, 2015 12:42

  • For month of investigation, Sagid Murtazaliev not declared wanted

    Till present, the Investigating Committee of the Russian Federation (ICRF) has not put on the wanted list Sagid Murtazaliev, the head of the Dagestani branch of the Russian Pension Fund. The relevant promise was voiced by Vladimir Markin, Spokesman of the ICRF, more than one month ago.

September 02, 2015 11:22

September 02, 2015 06:47

  • At trial, Deni Mirzoev pleads guilty in fatal road traffic accident

    At the court session, a resident of Grozny, a defendant in the case of a road traffic accident in Moscow, which killed a biker, claimed he had fallen asleep while driving the car. He admitted his guilt and announced his willingness to pay compensation to family members of the deceased biker until the end of his life.

September 02, 2015 03:27

  • GPO questions author of materials about protests in Mingachevir

    In Azerbaijan, journalist Sevinc Vagifgyzy was questioned at the General Prosecutor's Office (GPO) in the country in connection with her covering the protest action in the city of Mingachevir. According to the journalist, investigators were also interested in the activities of the "Meydan TV" online TV Channel.

September 01, 2015 19:23

  • Council of Europe and OSCE demand to release Ismayilova

    The sentence imposed on Khadija Ismayilova is politically motivated and aimed at intimidating activists and independent journalists in Azerbaijan, declare the statements of the officials of the Council of Europe, the OSCE and international human rights organizations.

September 01, 2015 17:44

  • "Mothers of Beslan" urge ECtHR to decide on terror act case

    The punishment of those responsible for the deaths of hostages in the Beslan terror act should be a guarantee that such a tragedy will never happen again, believe the members of the committee "Mothers of Beslan". They expect the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) to decide on the complaint of the victims of the terror act within the coming six months.

All news

News archive